Automation

Automation
: Here’s the problem with automation: Topix presents this as the lead story (big headline, even) on its weblog news page: “I’m in Cambridge at the MIT/Harvard Brain Boot Camp this week, so blogging will be light for a few days.” Film of Carl Zimmer’s dinner at 11.

: But I joke. I’m hitting that blog roundup daily, and more.

Topix cofounder Rich Skrenta emails me this update:

Just a quick note to let you know that Topix.net is now crawling over 6,000 news sources, up from 3,600. Here is an approximate breakdown of the kinds of sources we are crawling:

24% Daily newspapers

19% AM & FM news radio stations

15% Weekly newspapers

15% B2B and consumer magazines

12% TV stations

9% College newspapers

5% Government websites

1% Weblogs